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The New Museology

Edited By: Peter Vergo

230 pages, B/w photos

Reaktion Books

Paperback | Dec 1989 [2000 reprint] | #139773 | ISBN: 0948462035
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9 articles distinguished by their topicality and lucidity.

A lively and controversial symposium ... thought-provoking The Sunday Times The essays are all distinguished by their topicality and lucidity Museum News Stimulating -- Richard Cork A welcome addition to the library of Museology Art Monthly The New Museology is essential reading for all those seeking to understand the current debate in museum ideologies International Journal of Museum Management and Scholarship


Photographic Acknowledgements Notes on the Editor and Contributors Introduction - Peter Vergo 1. Museums, Artefacts, and Meanings - Charles Saumarez Smith 2. Objects of Knowledge: A Historical Perspective on Museums - Ludmilla Jordanova 3. The Reticent object - Peter Vergo 4. Theme Parks and Time Machines - Colin Sorensen 5. Education, Entertainment and Politics: Lessons from the Great International Exhibitions - Paul Greenhalgh 6. On Living in a New Country - Stephen Bann 7. The Quality of Visitors' Experiences in Art Museums - Philip Wright 8. Museum Visiting as a Cultural Phenomenon - Nick Merriman 9. Museums and Cultural Property - Norman Palmer References Select Bibliography Index

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Peter Vergo is Reader in the History and Theory of Art at the University of Essex. He organised the 1983 Edinburgh International Festival exhibition, Vienna 1900.
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